This striped gathered skirt is my latest sewing project. I finished it a couple weeks ago but never got around to taking photos of it.
I based it off this tutorial which was a great start but I had to figure out a lot on my own. In theory, it was a step up from the elastic waist skirt but in reality it was about five steps up and therefore kind of over my head (i.e. the ‘invisible zipper’ in the back is anything but invisible).I used a medium weight fabric from ikea which gave it some nice body.
Last weekend I wore it out for the first time and kept on having flashes from that scene in Parent Trap where Hayley Mills #1 is dancing around with half a skirt on and frilly undies peaking out (that’s one of the best scenes in the movie, right?). Except my undies were not nearly as cute. I kept a close eye on the seams and managed to make it home with the skirt in one piece (phew!).
Next up on my sewing list: a frilly chambray summer dress and tufted ottoman (I might be a little ambitious here!)
Totally off the topic: speaking of my favorite actress when I was younger, found this stunning picture of Hayley all grown up and beautiful!
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>